Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission

Address: 1615 Howard Street

Year Built: 1923

Architect: Holabird and Roche

Builder: Unknown

Style: Italian Renaissance

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places: 10/02/1973

Chicago entrepreneurs Charles and Raymond Cook commissioned the Chicago architecture firm of Holabird and Roche to design the Aquila Court Building around 1923. Holabird and Roche designed the U-shaped building with retail, office, and residential spaces. Simple classical detailing ornaments the fa├žade. An interior courtyard provided the central focus and reflected a borrowing of Italian Renaissance design. In the 1990s, the building became a hotel with many of the original features left intact, including the courtyard space.

National Register Nomination Document

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